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More Than 40 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, Shows New CFR InfoGuide

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:04:11 EST

January 17, 2018—Slavery is universally prohibited by national and international laws, but more t(image)

Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:32:10 EST

Slavery dates back to ancient times and has left its trace across cultures and continents.(image)

Trump Gets UNRWA Right

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:31:04 EST

The Trump administration has announced a large cut in U.S.(image)

Teaching Notes: Modern Slavery

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:39:38 EST

Slavery disproportionally affects women and girls while also victimizing men and boys of all back(image)

Another Year of Record Displacement

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:24:46 EST

Conflict and persecution have left more than sixty-five million people displaced in recent years,(image)

Beware Chinese Influence but Be Wary of a China Witch Hunt

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:36:04 EST

The recent spate of articles and books on rising Chinese influence in the(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:08:49 EST

Egypt reforms inheritance laws(image)

Women’s Participation in Peace Processes: Colombia

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:25:21 EST

A new CFR Interactive Report presents compelling evidence about the value of women’s contribu(image)

#MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:06:46 EST

The #MeToo campaign continues to rock our world.(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:33:12 EST

Child marriage in Iraq(image)

Why China’s Internet Censorship Model Will Prevail Over Russia’s

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:44:07 EST

Valentin Weber is a DPhil candidate in cybersecurity and a research affiliate with the(image)

The Trump Administration Takes Action Against the Hun Sen Government

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:54:47 EST

Over the past year, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling party have gone from simply r(image)

New Report on Africa's Internally Displaced Persons

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:38:58 EST

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are those forced to leave their homes but who do not cross in(image)

Reflecting on Pope Francis’s Trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:57:31 EST

There was no way that Pope Francis’s trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh last week was going to be une(image)

The World’s Fastest-Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:04:54 EST

By now the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has resulted in more than 625,0(image)

Women’s Rights Reforms in Tunisia Offer Hope

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:19:26 EST

The Arab Spring fostered hope for democratic reforms across the Middle East and North Africa regi(image)

In Bangladesh, the Pope Has Balm for Rohingya Refugees But No Answers

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:35:25 EST

Earlier this week, Pope Francis visited Myanmar.(image)

Eliminating Violence Against Women

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:17:44 EST

New CFR Discussion Pa(image)

The Pope Visits Myanmar: Questions to Ask About Any Rohingya Return Deal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:32:21 EST

Last week, it was reported that the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of(image)

It’s Time to End Gender-Based Violence in Conflict

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:24:32 EST

“In the beginning, I counted the number of rapists but when it reached twenty, I said that I woul(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:49:31 EST

Morocco strengthens harassment laws(image)

Tillerson’s Visit to Naypyidaw: Some Quick Thoughts

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:21:51 EST

During his meeting today (Myanmar time) with senior Myanmar leaders including the head of the mil(image)

How the Islamic State Benefits from Sexual Violence

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:29:37 EST

Extremist groups benefit strategically and financially from the subjugation of women.(image)

Five Questions About Sexual Violence in the Rohingya Crisis

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:09:37 EST

What were the experiences of the Rohingya women and girls you interviewed?(image)

The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:34:21 EST

Introduction Four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, the relationship bet(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:35:42 EST

UK workplace harassment scandal(image)

Next Steps in the Rohingya Crisis

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:12:41 EDT

Today, a bipartisan group of U.S.(image)

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Backsliding in the Age of “America First”

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:12:51 EDT

Southeast Asia’s democratic regression has taken a dramatic turn for the worse in the past few ye(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:53:55 EDT

Women’s leadership in Norway and the UAE(image)

Women's Participation in Peace and Security Processes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:29:28 EDT

Countering Sexual Vio(image)

Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:23:41 EDT

A new report from the Wom(image)

What Zimbabwe’s Cybersecurity Ministry Says About Human Rights in the Country

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:55:22 EDT

Arthur Gwagwa is an Open Technology Fund Senior Research Fellow at Strathmore Law School.(image)

New Travel & Refugee Restrictions, Same Bad Impact for Women

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:37:24 EDT

As the ninety day window on his previous executive order restricting immigration from predominant(image)

Repatriating "Verified" Rohingya—Don't Hold Your Breath

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:53:39 EDT

The Bangladesh(image)

The Trump Administration Doesn’t Care About Human Rights in China—Here’s Why They Should

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:16:47 EDT

Viola Rothschild is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.(image)

Why Aren’t Myanmar’s Military Leaders Facing More Punishment?

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:00:16 EDT

Since late August, when attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police posts in Myanmar led to a massiv(image)

How Myanmar’s Military Wields Power From the Shadows

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:45:35 EDT

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has faced the brunt of international criticism for what has been(image)

The UN Toughens its Myanmar Stance—Five Years into the Rakhine Crisis

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:28:11 EDT

At the UN Security Council yesterday, both the UN Secretary-General and a number of UNSC members(image)

Women and Girls at Risk in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:21:41 EDT

The fastest-growing refugee disaster in the world is unfolding along the Myanmar-Bangladesh borde(image)

Could the Rohingya Crisis Be a Turning Point for Guterres?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:21:25 EDT

The following is a guest post by Megan Ro(image)

Speaking About Regime Change

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:42:33 EDT

The White House said today that it is not advocating regime change in North Korea.(image)

Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:44:23 EDT

Singapore appoints first female president(image)

If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:43:23 EDT

The following is a guest post by(image)

Bangladesh: Poor, Stressed, but Last Place of Refuge for Rohingya

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:24:08 EDT

Although the tragedy of the Rohingya people has been unfolding for decades, the latest exodus of(image)

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Major Speech on Rakhine State

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:22:41 EDT

In a major address to the Myanmar public, and the international community today, Aung San Suu Kyi(image)